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Father accidentally kills son, 6, with his snowplow truck

By Mason White 6:21 AM March 22, 2013
Nathan Capponi 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A little boy was killed in a tragic accident after his father plowed into him with his snowplow truck, according to press reports in Maine.

The 6-year-old boy was hit and killed accidentally on Wednesday by the snowplow truck operated by his father, who was finishing clearing the snow from the driveway of the family home after Tuesday’s late winter storm, police said.

Kevin Capponi, 36, of Greene, Maine, was backing up his truck and did not see his son, Nathan, was playing with a scooter on the road when the accident took place at 6:45 am, said Stephen McCausland, a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

The child was rushed by ambulance to Central Maine Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, McCausland said in a statement. Greene is located 22 miles west of the capital, Augusta, in southwestern Maine.

Tuesday’s storm on the last day of winter brought heavy snow to New England, including 15 inches of snow in parts of Maine, the National Weather Service, said. No charges have been filed, police said.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view